If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North Wales Branch.
You can submit any butterfly sightings by downloading the free iRecord app to your smartphone. Records that come in via this app can be viewed online at iRecord and are forwarded to the North Wales County Recorder at the end of the year.
Updated guidance for butterfly and moth recorders relating to Coronavirus Covid-19 24/03/2020
The UK Government delivered a very strong and clear message on 23rd March 2020 with their updated guidance:
• The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
Bearing this in mind, Butterfly Conservation strongly advises that you adhere to the message from the government, and therefore only record butterflies and moths in your gardens. Please do not make any journeys away from your home in order to undertake recording activities, these would be considered as non-essential at the present time.
We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will produce revised guidance when the time is right. Please check for any updates at www.butterfly-conservation.org.
We recommend that you continue to follow the UK Government’s response to the situation at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus .
If you have any doubts or queries regarding this advice, please feel free to contact the recording team at @email
There is a very useful site about butterflies and moths in North Wales called North Wales Lepidoptera.
Species to look out for
Butterflies find safe haven in UK gardens, new research reveals
New research published by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) reveals how the UK's gardens are acting as a safe haven for butterflies.
Europe's grassland butterflies in steep decline
A new report on the trends of grassland butterflies across Europe has shown numbers have declined by 36% over the last decade.
Coul Links - again!
If you have been following the saga of Coul Links in East Sutherland you will know that the original proposal for a golf course was turned down by the Scottish Government. In July last year another application was submitted. Here's an update on our objection.
More evidence of the harm pesticides are having on our natural environment
A new study, published today by the science journal PNAS, has found that increased use of pesticides and fertiliser is driving bird population declines across the UK and Europe.
Volunteer with us
Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.
In your area
North Wales Branch Committee
- Ian Gorton
- Jan Miller
- Julian Thompson
- Mark Sheridan
- Bob Lee
- Vic Hitchings